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Brandon J. Weichert

Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and founder of The Weichert Report. He is currently working on a documentary on national security space policy and is authoring a book on the subject as well. Brandon also lends his talent as a policy analyst to the government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector, offering a unique perspective on some of the most vexing policy dilemmas of our time. He has a B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University and is an Associate Member of New College at Oxford University (GDBM!). Recently, Brandon obtained his M.A. in Statecraft and National Security with a Specialty in Defense Policy from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. Eventually, Brandon plans on pursuing his Ph.D. in International Relations and continuing to expand his business.

Fear and Loathing in the Motherland?

“The Putin Regime is clearly frightened by the political trends working against it. The creation of the Russian National Guard forces is but the most prevalent example of how fearful the regime is. Given the demographic shifts in the country; the fact that most Russians are becoming increasingly isolated away from Russian society; the economic damage the U.S.-backed sanctions have done to Russia (and to their European trading partners), the Putin Regime is about to be put through its most difficult test.”